TE HUUR, 2018
two part installation, mixed media, dimensions variable
A collaborative installation by Branislav Nikolić and Jesse Siegel
Branislav Nikolić and Jesse Siegel created a collaborative site-specific installation within L’Édition Populaire's two vitrine galleries. Primarily comprised of discarded construction materials found throughout Antwerp (BE) including wood, metal and stone, the construction evokes concepts of real estate, the idealization of the home and class. These concepts behind the installation were meant as a way of exposing the construction of space, not just in their physical presence but also in the emotions that they evoke.
In TE HUUR we use the hyper visible model of the vitrine to expose and freeze in space the labor of construction. A labor that is often performed in an invisible way by anonymous workers. The two vitrine galleries, separated by a few minute walk, offer a unified picture, moving seamlessly between construction and real estate. It is intended as a singular experience that can be experienced in either direction.
Bloemstraat 20 and Bleekhofstraat 22
About the artists
1970 Born in Šabac, Serbia. 1991/1995 Studied at academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. 1997/2002 MFA studies at The Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. 1998/2001 MFA studies at The Dutch Art Institute, Enschede, The Netherlands. www.branislavnikolic.net
1984 Born in Cancun, Mexico. 2017 BFA Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR. Current M.A. candidate Master Artistic Research, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, The Hague, The Netherlands.